Lionel Messi Breaks Down In Tears After Argentina Reach Copa Final, Says 'It's Becoming More Difficult'

Lionel Messi was seen breaking down in tears after Argentina secured their place in the Copa America final. Messi, who has carried the hopes and dreams of his nation for years, candidly expressed the growing challenges he faces as his illustrious career progresses.
Lionel Messi Breaks Down In Tears After Argentina Reach Copa America Final

Lionel Messi Breaks Down In Tears After Argentina Reach Copa America Final.

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Lionel Messi and Argentina moved a step closer to winning the Copa America 2024 after the Albiceleste booked their place in the final courtesy of a 2-0 win over Canada. However, the post-match celebrations were tinged with emotion as captain Lionel Messi broke down in tears.
Messi, who had 45 touches and a 79 per cent pass success rate in the game, made his 38th Copa America appearance.
After the final, an emotional Messi was seen trying to hold back his tears.
"I live each day as it comes; I don't think about the distant future. I just turned 37, and it's becoming more difficult all the time," he told broadcasters after the game.
His words hinted at the growing burden of expectation and the physical toll of competing at the highest level for so long. However, Messi also acknowledged the unwavering support of his younger teammates, who have re-energized the Argentina squad.
“I’m living it like I lived it in the last Copa America, in the last World Cup….these are the last battles and I’m enjoying them to the maximum,” he also told TyC Sports after the win set up a meeting with Uruguay or Colombia in the final.
“The truth is that it’s crazy what this group has done, what the Argentina national team has been doing, because, after all this, it gives value to all (the tournaments) I and the old generation have played in,” Messi added.
“It’s not easy for us to be in a final again, for us to compete again to be champions,” he added after the victory at MetLife Stadium.
“It’s a difficult Copa, evenly matched, with very bad pitches, with high temperatures, very tough teams, and for us to be in a final again is something to enjoy,” he concluded.
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